I am a Manchester based Psychotherapist with a BSc Honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My experience working within the field of mental health dates back to 2013, since training as a therapist I have worked within the NHS, for an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service, for charitable organisations, and with children in a school environment. Since setting up privately in 2020 I have delivered over 3000 hours of individual therapy.
I am experienced in supporting individuals from a wide range of communities who have experienced personal difficulties that have caused distress including;
Anxiety, Low mood, Depression, Relationship issues, Attachment difficulties, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Childhood abuse and neglect, Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Self-harming behaviours, Addiction and Chronic illness.
I have a specialist interest in Inner child work and attachment. Inner child work is a trauma- informed approach to working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma, abuse, and neglect (you can read more about this on my blog post). Attachment refers to the emotional bonds that exist between ourselves and other people across our interpersonal relationships.
As well as individual therapy, I deliver workshops to fellow therapists and within workplaces encouraging conversations around mental health and normalising going to therapy.
But who actually am I?
Well, I live a pretty regular millennial life… Like everybody else I have had my fair share of ups and downs. Who actually am I? There was a time in my life when I struggled to answer that question, a time when I felt disconnected. A lonely place that many of us at some point travel to. Enduring the difficult times, throughout my own life, is what influenced me to pursue a career in this field. Following the loss of someone close to me I embarked on my own healing journey which allowed me to understand the turmoil that came with grief, it is from here that my passion was sparked.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means that I adhere to their ethical framework and codes of practice.